Odisha

Gupteswar Forest in Odisha declared Biodiversity-Heritage Site

The pristine Gupteswar Forest, adjacent to Gupteswar Shiva temple in Odisha’s Koraput district has been declared as the fourth Biodiversity-Heritage Site (BHS) of the state as per a recent government notification. The site is spread over 350 hectares of demarcated ..

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Centre Allocates ₹10,536Cr for Odisha’s 2024-25 Railway Infrastructure

The Centre has allocated Rs 10,536 crore for Odisha’s railway infrastructure development for the 2024-25 fiscal, which is Rs 524 crore more than the amount sanctioned in last year’s Budget, official sources said. Railway Infrastructure Development Funding The annual average ..

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Odisha’s Black Tiger Safari

Recently, Odisha announced the world’s first exclusive melanistic tiger safari adjoining the Similipal Tiger Reserve. The aim is to boost tourism and allow better research and public viewing access to these rare tigers that are hard to sight in forests. ..

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Odisha CM Unveils Shree Mandir Parikrama Prakalpa (SMPP)

Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik recently unveiled the Shree Mandir Parikrama Prakalpa (SMPP), a large development project around Puri’s 12th century Shree Jagannath Temple. The project aims to transform Puri into a world-class heritage destination for pilgrims. Multi-Zone Development The ..

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Marginal Rise in Saltwater Crocodiles of Odisha’s Bhitarkanika National Park

The population of saltwater or estuarine crocodiles (Crocodylus porosus) in Odisha’s Bhitarkanika National Park has seen a slight increase, numbering 1,811 as per the 2024 census. This is up from 1,793 crocodiles counted last year through an extensive survey effort. ..

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Boita Bandana: Commemorating Odisha’s Maritime Heritage

People in Odisha celebrated Boita Bandana, a boat festival marking the maritime glory of the region. This annual observance takes place on Kartik Purnima, the full moon day in the holy month of Kartik, usually falling in October or November. ..

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